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EP 0973672 A1 2000-01-26 - VEHICLE CHASSIS AND BODY CONSTRUCTION

Title (en)

VEHICLE CHASSIS AND BODY CONSTRUCTION

Title (de)

AUFBAU VON FAHRGESTELL UND KAROSSERIE FÜR FAHRZEUGE

Title (fr)

CONSTRUCTION DE CHASSIS ET DE CARROSSERIES POUR VEHICULES

Publication

EP 0973672 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98918189 A

Priority

  • US 9807469 W
  • US 4346697 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9846471A1] This invention relates to chassis (5) and body panel (7) structural systems for a wide variety of vehicles, including automotive, water vessels, aircraft and human powered vehicles, principally comprising a node (9) and interlocking spaceframe system that can be hand assembled in the field. The invention also comprises a key (6) and lock system (2) for wedgingly interlocking body panels (7) to the spaceframe. Together these systems comprise novel Frame Integration Technology (FIT) of the invention. Examples of vehicles includes autos, utility vehicles (trucks), public transport vehicles, light boats, human powered vehicles such as bicycles, pedicabs and the like, and light aircraft.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B62D 27/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B62D 25/00 (2006.01); B62D 21/12 (2006.01); B62D 23/00 (2006.01); B62D 27/06 (2006.01); B62D 29/04 (2006.01); B62D 33/04 (2006.01); B64C 1/08 (2006.01); B64C 1/12 (2006.01); F16B 5/00 (2006.01); F16B 7/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B62D 21/12 (2013.01); B62D 23/005 (2013.01); B62D 27/06 (2013.01); B62D 29/048 (2013.01); B62D 33/044 (2013.01); B64C 1/08 (2013.01); B64C 1/12 (2013.01); F16B 5/00 (2013.01); F16B 7/22 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9846471 A1 19981022; AR 012402 A1 20001018; AU 7115998 A 19981111; BR 9808525 A 20000523; CA 2285385 A1 19981022; CN 1259097 A 20000705; EP 0973672 A1 20000126; EP 0973672 A4 20000726; JP 2001520601 A 20011030; TW 464618 B 20011121; US 6010182 A 20000104; ZA 9803068 B 19981013

INPADOC legal status

2002-06-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20011031

2000-07-26 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000613

2000-07-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT SE

2000-07-26 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free Format Text: 7B 62D 27/00 A, 7B 62D 21/12 B, 7B 62D 23/00 B, 7B 62D 33/06 B

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991110

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT SE